Update emergency contacts
Keep emergency contact details up to date. This way, if something happens to you, you determine who is contacted immediately.
Emergency contacts may be listed at:
- Your place of employment
- Your doctor’s office
- Any schools you attend
- Gyms/recreation centers
- Organizations where you volunteer your time
In addition to emergency contacts, make sure to list other people who might need to be informed after you pass away.
Those who manage life after loss will need to contact people close to the deceased.
These are not necessarily just friends, but individuals who may have supported them professionally.
To make this process easier, catalog important people and include general information about each person along with their contact information.
These individuals include, but are not limited to:
- Spouse / partner
- Children / grandchildren
- Extended family
- Close friends
- Mental health provider
- Social Worker
- Financial Planner
- Insurance Providers
- Investment Manager
- Personal Attorney
- Estate Planning
- Landscaping / gardening
Typically, a personal address book or spreadsheet is used to catalog all of this information.